Via Algerie-Focus.com: case of coronavirus discovered in Algeria. The Google translation:
The new coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the first and main focus is in Saudi Arabia, has just made its appearance in Algeria. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, taken by the official news agency, APS, two coronavirus infections were confirmed in Algeria.
Two men, aged 66 and 59 years, who recently traveled to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah, have been contaminated. The country is home to the shrine recorded there a few days ago, 179th death. coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was detected for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia last year.
But in Algeria, this is the first time that this disease makes its appearance. The situation could possibly worsen in the coming weeks as the number of people who travel to Saudi for performing Umrah during the month of Ramadan, is growing significantly. The fear is worse during the period of Hajj.
For now the Ministry of Health has simply providing advice to citizens traveling in Saudi Arabia, in particular regarding compliance with hygiene measures. But if the situation worsens, measures can be taken.
"The department continues to closely monitor the evolution of the epidemiological situation and take appropriate all necessary measures that will be brought to the attention of public opinion," it adds. The Ministry of Health will he go as far as recommending the cancellation of travel during the Hajj? Nothing says now, but the thing is possible.